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Orsi, Fabio / My Cat Is An Alien: For Alan Lomax (A Silent Place)


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Limited edition of 500 copies / elegant matte varnished cardboard gatefold sleeve

UPC: 8032644745100

Label: A Silent Place
Catalog ID: ASP10
Squidco Product Code: 7074

Format: CD
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2006
Country: Italy
Packaging: Cardstock Foldover in a clear vinyl sleeve
MCIAA recorded on April 10, 2006 at MCIAA's Alien Zone, Western Alps, Piemonte, Italy


Fabio Orsi-laptop, field recordings, guitar, piano, old keyboard, and the wind playing for 12 minutes

My Cat Is An Alien-electric cosmic guitar, vocals, electric astral guitar, space toys, toy piano, alientronics, harmonica

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"Tribute album to Alan Lomax, the man who, more than any other, have worked to "bring the music to light", in the widest and most absolute meaning of the word. A record that the space brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, aka My Cat Is an Alien, share with Fabio Orsi, considered by the improv duo as the most interesting emerging Italian musician, from the "bloody heart of Naples". In his track, Orsi inserts lots of voices "stolen" from the infinite recordings made by Lomax along decades of meticulous and continuous work, and makes them hinge and nucleus of "Spring no more and love come in the wind", giving them new shape in order to make them his own; like for example a Sicilian fisherman's chant from the middle of the Twentieth century, which Orsi stretches into a low and hearthbreaking prayer, submitted to the personal and sensitive logic of his own electro-acoustic aesthetics. Though so different from each other, Orsi's and MCIAA's tracks sound complementary, and build up an original, complex and really unitary work. MCIAA's "Heart of the eartH" starts with an harmonica floating throughout cosmic sounds, while alien cosmic blues guitar chords slowly increase until an explosion of tumultuous space-noise, enhanced by Roberto Opalio's estranged vocal tune, which rises on the Great Void to celebrate the spirit of the artists which have always represented MCIAA's heroes, from Leadbelly to Blind Lemon Jefferson and Charlie Patton. The listener won't find difficult to see the great Alan Lomax materializing from the deepest Cosmos, as undiscussed discoverer of the American Primitive Music."-Opax

Limited edition of 500 copies / elegant matte varnished cardboard gatefold sleeve

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